Re: Random NumbersFrom: Alan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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From: email@example.com (Alan) Date: 8 Nov 2002 06:32:04 -0800
"Omar Bohsali" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:<email@example.com>...
> Thanks for all of your prompt responses. Let me explain my situation,
> though. This is for a science fair. I am testing the variety (randomness) of
> numbers generated in different programming languages, by comparing them to a
> set of truly random numbers. I need a set of truly
> random numbers that I can generate at the fair, and not download off of
> another site (But thanks for showing them to me.. quite fascinating!). We
> plan on having the numbers be generated at location. The
> tests would have been compared before.
Well, it shouldn't be too hard to set up a webcam focused on a lava
lamp (or at some paper-mache streamers, or tinsel, etc flapping in the
wind--make your own wind if necessary... etc), take pictures
periodically and hash the pics.
Or collect ambient sound, and hash the wav files.